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Spence Honored as Outgoing President of County and Municipal Consumer Affairs Agency of New Jersey

(Deptford, NJ) – On Jan. 16, 2014 Gloucester County’s Director of Consumer Affairs/Weights and Measures Hal H. Spence Jr. was honored for his service as President of the County and Municipal Consumer Affairs Agency of New Jersey (CAMCA).

Freeholder Lyman Barnes, liaison to Consumer Protection, presented Spence with a plaque at the January CAMCA meeting held at Rowan College at Gloucester County.  Spence had served as CAMCA’s President from April 2010 through Dec. 2013.

Freeholder Lyman Barnes stated, “The County’s Office of Consumer Affairs and Weights and Measures acts to protect the public from unlawful, unfair and deceptive business practices.  Every day they are investigating complaints, educating the public, and enforcing the state’s Consumer Fraud Act, which is one of the strongest in the nation.”  Barnes is the Freeholder Liaison to the Office of Consumer Affairs and Weights and Measures. 

CAMCA is a statewide consumer advocacy organization made up of county and municipal consumer office Directors from around New Jersey.  The organization meets monthly and acts to ensure protection of consumers through education, representation and advocating for the enactment of legislation, statutes and the promulgation of regulations that protects the rights of the consuming public.  The group also acts as liaison between local consumer agencies and the State Office of Consumer Affairs, discussing areas of mutual concern regarding consumer fraud and other fraudulent acts throughout New Jersey.   

The group monitors changes to the State Consumer Fraud Act, including the Home Contractor Registration Act, the state’s Pet Purchasing Protection Act, the Identity Theft Protection Act and similar laws and regulations governing consumer law in our state.

Residents who feel they may have a consumer complaint against a business in Gloucester County can call the office at 856-384-6855.